The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Penguin UK, 19. jun. 2000 - 848 sider
Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.
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destructive spirit' (ADF, p. 375) typical of their stage of development. But the
results of their actions were occasionally at variance with those intentions, as the
foundation of the republic of Venice demonstrates: 'It is a saying worthy of the ...
For the recurrence of pagan forms in Christianity cannot be attributed to the 'same
uniform original spirit of superstition' (ADF, p. 360). Gibbon insists that such an
hypothesis, however it might save the face of the Catholic church, is not tenable ...
Such were the arts of war, by which the Roman emperors defended their
extensive conquests, and preserved a military spirit, at a time when every other
virtue was oppressed by luxury and despotism If, in the consideration of their
armies, we ...
The sublime Longinus, who in somewhat a later period, and in the court of a
Syrian queen, preserved the spirit of ancient Athens, observes and laments this
degeneracy of his contemporaries, which debased their sentiments, enervated
The republicans of spirit and ability had perished in the field of battle, or in the
proscription. The door of the assembly had been designedly left open, for a
mixed multitude of more than a thousand persons, who reflected disgrace upon
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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Les hele vurderingen
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One of Gibbons' major theses is that the rise of Christianity, with its emphasis on other-worldly concerns, was a major factor in the decline of the Roman empire. In his notes, Milman, a minister, attempts to counter these conclusions. Les hele vurderingen
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